The Glass Totems

Every garden deserves a little whimsy.

Glass totems have been circulating the internet for ages.  I started collecting some various glass pieces from thrift stores when a friend mentioned she really like the glass totems we had seen at a craft sale.

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The fun part was stacking them in different ways to see which looked best.  I collected all clear glass this time.  I didn’t want the patterns on the glass to be overshadowed by various colours.

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Plates, bowls, glasses and candle holders were glued together to make this first one.  It took awhile to make as I glued 2 pieces together and then waited for it to dry.   I used E-6000 industrial strength adhesive, which is also waterproof.  It cost close to $10 a tube but I used a 50% off coupon from MIchaels to bring the price down.  I made these awhile ago but couldn’t post them because this one was a gift for a friend.  And you never know who is peeking at your site do you?

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This one was put together the same way, 1 piece at a time.  It sits on the table in the gazebo.

Do you have any whimsy in your garden?

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13 Responses to The Glass Totems
  1. Heather @ new house new home new life
    May 22, 2013 | 8:13 am

    Cute idea, Linda. I like how you used clear glass. I’ve seen it before with lots of coloured glass and sometimes it’s too busy looking.
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    • Crafty Gardener
      May 22, 2013 | 8:20 am

      I didn’t want the colours to take away from the patterns on the glass.

  2. Elaine
    May 22, 2013 | 9:41 am

    Very pretty ! Simple but elegant ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !
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  3. Myrtle
    May 22, 2013 | 11:46 am

    Oh my goodness Linda, these are awesome, so simple to make but very elegant.

  4. JoAnn
    May 22, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    I don’t have any of these – yet, but I do have cute “sticks” to put in my planters. One is a sunflower, one a yellow daisy and one is a glow-in-the-dark ball with a dragonfly – love that one especially – it was a gift from one of my grandsons. Love your header!!!
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    • Crafty Gardener
      May 22, 2013 | 3:05 pm

      These sound lovely Jo-Ann, especially the glow in the dark one. I hope you will show them on your blog soon.

    • Crafty Gardener
      May 22, 2013 | 3:08 pm

      I was trying to comment on you duck post, but Blogger won’t accept my WordPress account for some reason. I’ll try again later.

  5. Pamela Gordon
    May 22, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    These are quite pretty Linda and I like the one on your patio table. The only whimsy I have is a garden gnome. I think a totem would be fun.
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  6. Nerissa's Life
    May 22, 2013 | 8:12 pm

    I just wanted to say that the lilacs in your header are super-duper pretty. Ours aren’t bloomin’ yet. I hope that when they do, they’ll look as pretty as yours.

    Purrs,
    Nissy
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  7. Lavender Cottage
    May 22, 2013 | 9:23 pm

    Hi Linda
    I’ve never heard of these before – what a neat idea! It would be fun to do a workshop with a group of women.
    The whimsy in my gardens are the fairies you’ll find everywhere.
    Judith
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  8. Donna@Gardens Eye View
    May 23, 2013 | 8:23 am

    I do have whimsy but nothing this creative…it does give me wonderful ideas though!
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  9. Julie
    May 23, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    Lovely – I’ve been stockpiling some glass as well. I need to start putting some together for my garden. Yours look great! J
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  10. Jenn Jilks
    May 23, 2013 | 8:15 pm

    I love these! I have lots of things in my garden.
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